Somerset Police Department

Address 465 County Street
Somerset MA 02726
Phone 508-679-2138


"It is the mission of the Somerset Police Department to preserve the peace and protect life, property, and rights through professional and ethical service to the community.”


Located at 465 County Street, the Somerset Police Department is an accredited police agency under the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. Originally constructed in 1965, the Department was partially renovated in 2003 when a two-level, 9,000 square foot addition was added to the south side of the building. There are currently three adult male holding cells, one female holding cell, and one separate holding area for juvenile offenders. The main building consists of two floors, with the top floor accommodating command staff, records, and the Detective Division. The lower-level houses communications and our patrol staff offices. The older area of the building now contains the secured booking/cellblock area, evidence room, and the patrol sergeants’ offices. 

Staffing is currently at 34 sworn full-time officers, which includes three officers assigned as School Resource Officers. Support personnel include 6 full-time, Emergency Medical Dispatch and 911-certified dispatchers, 10 reserve police officers, 5 part-time dispatchers, an administrative assistant who also handles records clerk duties, and a full-time maintenance/custodial staff member 


The Honor Guard takes commitment, training, and practice. The officers who make up the Honor Guard take pride in providing recognition and respect to those who have come before us, and those who still serve.

Somerset deploys two motorcycles for special events and traffic enforcement. Our Motor Unit is also part of the SEMLEC law enforcement group, who answer the call throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

Our agency is equipped with several drone units, some capable of night vision observation. Although a newer addition to the PD, the Drone Unit has proven itself to be a state-of-the-art asset, led by Pilot/Officer Paul Trenholme.

Several Patrol Division officers are trained in COBWEB police bike training, and are assigned as bicycle-mounted police officers for special events. Recently, during protests in Somerset, the Bike Unit proved their effectiveness.

The POP Team (Problem Oriented Policing) was formed to deal with intensive problem areas or situations which require more individualized attention than can be offered by the Patrol Division. Officers Kelly and Botelho have extensive specialized training in areas from crisis negotiation to drug interdiction.

The TEU (Traffic Enforcement) is made up of dedicated patrol officers who work to identify “problem areas” in Somerset for issues such as speeding, stop sign/light violations, or other traffic infractions. Click the photo above to complete a form to report traffic concerns or activities.


Our P.A.L. (Police Athletic League) program is one we are very proud of. The longest-standing community outreach program in our agency, we take pride in forming bonds with the children in our community. Please watch the video above!

Public Safety Day: Free to all who wish to attend, this event gives our Department and partner agencies a chance to show the public what we do, and to interact with those we serve. Detective Mike DeMoranville does a great job with this every year! Click the photo for more pictures and info!

Our Explorer Program is designed to provide young people of character and integrity with opportunities that promote leadership, confidence, discipline, and community service and to create positive relationships with police officers while developing an awareness of the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement.

Thanks go to former Somerset Officer Brian Dempsey and his POP Team partner Shaun Kelly for growing this toy drive over the years. We've made a lot of children happy over the years with these donations, and we hope to continue with help from our community! Click the photo for some great pictures.


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